Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
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Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer

VE-20 Vocal Performer, Vocal Processor from Boss in the VE series.

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Average Score:3.1( 3.1/5 based on 16 reviews )
 4 reviews25 %
 5 reviews31 %
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 1 user review6 %
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gouap4312/08/2014

gouap43's review"2nd review!"

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
Those who think this piece of shit sounds good:

Were either advised by as a shop assistant with a witty eloquence.
Or they love unconvincing things that deform everything and, especially, have a more awful voice than the one that comes out of this crap.

I've owned it for 2 years. I used it for 4 concerts, 10 rehearsals and then added it to my collection of electronic crap that makes me vomit.

Did I try other products? A very short reverb, a beta58, a gate and, especially, a good sound engineer who makes sure my voice comes out like it should. When I showed him with great excitement my new acquisition, he just laughed in my face...But he did try it out. He's still laughing. The bastard!

What I like best: The look on the shop assistant when I asked for my money back two hours after buying it. He wouldn't do it! Yeah sure! He had it on demo for months. People stood in line to try it out and laugh. But he got me when I was drunk.
I do like its color. You can glue a flashing light to it and it would be a hit at fire department parties.

What I like the least: It produces feedback. It isn't natural! Metallic, artificial vocals. I heard a guy proudly singing with this crap. He added a third to his voice. If you closed your eyes you'd think a guy was burping a third! It's surely okay for a punk or satanic band.

It's really not good. If you need backing vocals while you sing, get people who can sing, it's better.

I used it for guitar and got some funny results.

It's really very expensive for what it's worth. ...
bounougounoufou07/22/2014

bounougounoufou's review"Awesome"

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
Those who say this pedal is worthless don't know what they're talking about:

- Either they didn't read the manual
- Or they don't know how to sing.

Yes, because you need to, at least, know how to sing to use it and you can modify all the effects with the controls.

It's quite intuitive and, in case you have any problems, the manual is very clear.


USE

Sounds can be easily edited, everything runs smoothly.

The built-in Loop pedal could've been a bit more elaborated, but with only two pedals it's obvious that you'll be somewhat limited by the functionalities sometimes.

In fact, live, it's hard to play with harmonies and, at the same time, trigger a loop because you need to push the Loop button with your hand.

But that's anecdotal.


SOUND QUALITY

Very good quality.

It sounds really good, even if some harmonies sound a bit metallic in the high end.

Live, it's a real plus.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for two years, in the studio to record quick takes and, live with an entire band or with a duo. It's good and beautiful.
bass-Moore08/25/2013

bass-Moore's review"Indispensable"

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
Sturdy box.

40 factory and 80 user programs. Each program allows yo to daisy-chain several effects: Dynamic, Pitch Correct, Tone or Special Effect, double/harmony, Delay, Reverb.

One or several effects can be set on or off engaging the pedal on the right.

The looper effect seems all right, but I can't tell you any advantages about it because I don't use it much.

XLR connector, with the possibility to supply 48V to a mic.

It works on batteries or with a PSU. Go with the PSU, it's better ;-)

What I really hate is that you can't save any settings. If it breaks down, you'd better have all written down on paper...

USE

You need to get used to it. There's nothing worse than setting off the looper in the middle of a gig. But once you've spent several hours fine-tuning the settings, there's not much to do.

To browse the menus and settings you use the wheel and two buttons, plus the display (one line, 20 characters). It's pretty annoying.

Personally, I prepare each song on the box, with volume, EQ and, eventually, effects. The same goes for the reverb....which varies with the song. That way, a live performance is more homogeneous, be it a ballad or a more upbeat song, the level of the vocals is always perfectly adjusted in relation to the rest.

SOUND QUALITY

There's not much to say regarding the quality of the sound. I'd say it's very clear.

The pitch correct ought to be used sparingly, unless you want to achieve the "young-modern-singer" effect.

The flanger is not deep enough for my taste. When you use this effect it's often to make everything a bit muddier.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for two years live and for rehearsals. Right now, it has become indispensable, up to the point that I've considered buying a second one as backup (this kind of gear usually breaks down right before a gig).

The biggest drawback for me is the impossibility to edit on a PC and to make backups. Other than that, it's truly impeccable.
PaulyPaul10/17/2012

PaulyPaul's review"All effects are in real time, great for live use"

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
The Boss VE-20 Vocal Effects Processor makes some really good harmonies that you can use with your lead vocals in real time. That’s why the VE-20 is a great processor to have for live use. You can also loop and record with the Phrase Looper options, you can also do that in real time as well or you can do it while recording in a studio but you only get around 30 seconds of record time to loop.


UTILIZATION

The Boss VE-20 has some powerful effects like, robot, strobe, chorus, reverb, electric and a few more. All of them have a great sound to them and will add some much needed life to your vocals. I have used this unit in a studio before but I feel like it's more designed for live use. You won’t find another Vocal Effects Processor like this one unless you spend at least 400 dollars. The Boss VE-20 only cost a little over 200 but for everything you get with it and its on-stage ability makes it almost priceless.


SOUND QUALITY

The VE-20 has onboard phantom power in case you are using a condenser microphone. All of the pitch correction and effects are in real time. My favorite vocal effects are harmony and the delay.

OVERALL OPINION

They are really colorful and clean. If you don’t want to use a preset you don’t have to , there are editing controls on the VE-20 that will let you create your own effects but it won't come quick or easy. It will take some time to get used to creating your own stuff and you will probably want to watch some tutorials and read the manual before you begin with that process. The manual will tell you everything you need to know, it is well written and easy to understand and comprehend. If you are a live vocalist then this unit is something you must buy right away.
cyrb08/21/2013

cyrb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
NOT BAD EFFECTS OF AVAILABLE BUT MUCH THAT SERVE NO BIG THING .. THIS IS A GREAT LITTLE MACHINE IS NOT REQUIRING ..

UTILIZATION

CONFIGURATION IS VERY SIMPLE AND MANUAL WELL CLEAR SOUNDS ARE EASILY EDITABLE AND AFTER SOME hack ON A CORRECT SOMETHING THAT WE KNOW SAUVEGARGER .. THE PROBLEM IS THAT FOR LIVE AND INSTANT CHANGE IS NAZE ...

SOUND QUALITY

THE EFFECTS ARE FAIRLY REALISTIC ... A SMALL FLAT FOR THESE 2-3-4 PRESET MULTIPLE VOICE AND I PASS. I AM SO MUCH MORE ELECTRO VOICE I HAVE A LITTLE WRONG WITH THIS TYPE OF MACHINE. IF AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE I HAD A LITTLE SCRATCH THE FORUMS WILL BE I DO NOT MAKE THIS CHOICE.

OVERALL OPINION

I USED THE LAST YEAR AROUND ... ITS EASY TO USE IS A PLUS .. FOR PERFORMANCE ON WILL LEAVE TO LESS. FOR THIS PRICE ON THERE CERTAINLY BETTER. IN WHAT CONCERNS ME I WILL DO MORE THIS CHOICE.
www.musiqueaemporter.com12/04/2012

www.musiqueaemporter.com's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Funny but not pro ..."

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
Characteristics have summers detailed extensively I did not linger.

UTILIZATION

In terms of use, nothing is really complicated for use of repetition. But on stage it is far from clear.
If you are interested in using the loop on stage, go your way, there is nothing to see. Since it is impossible to delete a single layer of sound, it means no erreurs.Alors when COMMIT is the 5th or 6th an error occurs on stage, it fucks wrong!
More certain effects radio / hip hop / jazz + others I have not tried very quickly generate feedback.

SOUND QUALITY

After using pretty intense few months I have come to this conclusion. If there are pedals that do one effect for the same price, there is a reason. The multi-effect is nice and lets see what have wants but the sound quality is not at the rendezvous, most sounds a bit cheap.

OVERALL OPINION

I used more or less 5 months and I have to sell it ...
I'll probably go to TC and when finances permit me, I will buy a loop station worthy of the name.
jackblazz07/25/2012

jackblazz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good price / quality ratio, easy to manage and adictif, despite some faults."

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
lots of cool effects, especially the harmonies.
This is a very good pedal for its price.
It is well with exploding. I have spent hours.
Today I intend to buy a bigger stroke more opportunities (RC-50)

That said, here are the limits:

Loop a little short (45s.) and inability to erase anything. If after 10 loopées instrumental layers, the musician makes a mistake, we must start all over again or listen to the error and again each time.

UTILIZATION

double-click to stop the loop is not very practical. it tends to stop the loop by mistake, and must start over.

SOUND QUALITY

a failure has occurred, phase inversions appear and disappear as input, so I removed all my basses. By pushing the gain and the level of the instrument that fits in your pedal, the signal returns to normal. But it's still very disabling and unusable on stage. Conclusion: pedal that is not "foolproof", which is a shame.

OVERALL OPINION

2 years and I bought it used in very good condition.
les deux06/13/2012

les deux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I sold it"

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
good product on paper, but proves to be complex used as the factory presets are not that great

UTILIZATION

not simply for live and too many choices one ever uses

SOUND QUALITY

I personally find the bad dubbing compare to gxt helicon home that is used with the soundtrack there's a chasm quality level

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two months and I board not hang I sing with an h1 and a gxt in any two of helicon and deamde this is if we will not keep the same h1 bcp is less complete because in the end even with a lower price I'm not happy, for it is against my personal opinion because according as it is used it can be interresting on fairly recent styles of music like rap or r'n'b
windigo04/26/2012

windigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent speech processor"

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
All effects of multiple processors voice come together in this "Twin" pedal.
Of Reverb, Echo, Harmonies, Robots, megaphone, through Tune In, must be difficult not to find a suitable sound. Bonus: an easy to use Looper (a bit short in time, but like all, one should add a stereo Jamman later if utility), no need to triple pedal switch.
So, of course, wish to live editable via a very readable screen, each preset is working to his liking and is memorable. It lacks the! USB but there are
of left and right XLR outputs with a single, a mixed input (XLR / jack 6.35) for a given power often, a headphone / line stereo 6.35, and an important point, a switch that is often lacking among competitors.
No MIDI. This effect is really for singers and can do without an instrument, digital, it gives good sound.

UTILIZATION

Presets to edit and modify a very simple way. The manual is very clear and not essential. As already mentioned the editing is very easy by the selector menu button and a scroll wheel, more generally, the reverb is adjusted by its own button.

SOUND QUALITY

At first when using the Presets as, you're scared, but once the edition and the parameters are refined approach to realism on stage right.
Mics already :) and all of a workstation or an orchestra.
Like all speech processors or other instruments, there are effects that do not use or just for fun, if not, they are all good after an adjustment. I note it well compared to its price and a good approach for beginners in which processors do not want to take a long head.

OVERALL OPINION

More than two years and he has seen, but he shows great strength.
Yes, I have a wide range of speech processors, before and after, TCH, Digitech, EHX.

The least: it is not in the high end so we can check the product of TCH, but it is less "metal" as Voice Live Play, pretty amazing. In the price range, it does not come close harmonies of G XT, but it covers many other effects for the singer.
What I like are the little extras like the switch, the Looper manageable with the "Twins" that does not require the addition of a triple Foot Switch for example, the price for singers with tight budgets and the wide range of effects it offers. It is therefore what is asked, this is an excellent choice over simplicity / refund / prize so safe choice, a Swiss Army knife that can take you anywhere.
fredmiami04/23/2012

fredmiami's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" gadget"

Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
Having had this pedal test, during the final two weeks:
low-quality reverb, harmonizer fairly editable ultimately very décevant.Un gadget lover, not a multi purpose singer.
Rather look to the home voiceplay tc for about the same price reverbs are far more pros even if they are not editable.

UTILIZATION

ok

SOUND QUALITY

there is really the downside, it's just a toy.

OVERALL OPINION

proper value for money, but the subject is not more expensive, both to acquire the tc VoiceLive play where there reverbs sound pro.